Night Fall Hartford

Night Fall is a free, celebratory event taking place in Hartford's beautiful and historic Keney Park on Saturday, October 10, 2015. This elaborate production features local artists, performers and professionals and with support from our community, has become a highly anticipated annual event for all ages.

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Scenes from Night Fall
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Bucket List Challenge
! (#63)
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Artist Anne Cubberly Named One of
Hartford Magazine's Players: Best of Hartford 2013,
and Best Artist 2014
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About Us

Night Fall
features music, dance, theater, spoken word, costume and lead artist Anne Cubberly's signature giant puppets. Cubberly, along with community leaders Steve Mitchell and LB Muñoz, hires some of the region's most talented and active artists, performers and technical specialists for the core of this professional production.

scene from 2013Free art workshops will be held across the city of Hartford. Night Fall artists work with residents in their neighborhoods to design and create lanterns that are the centerpiece of the performance. Hartford communities are a featured part of Night Fall.

Night Fall honors the diversity of Hartford residents young and old by fostering relationships through creative and expressive sharing and learning. Night Fall highlights the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople.

scene from 2012In the idyllic setting of Keney Park and autumnal surroundings, Night Fall probes the mysteries of seasonal transition and change. The evening's climax, a final ritual procession of lanterns, symbolizes an ending of the fall season and a welcoming to the winter season soon to come. In this way, Night Fall is a festival of theater, pageantry, movement and music as well as a uniquely Hartford celebration of nature, our shared history and most importantly, our community.

Attend one of our pre-show
workshops, volunteer to help the night of the event or reserve a blanket for a front row seat at one of Hartford's most magical evenings!

Want to relive Night Fall past performances? You can view them online!
Watch: 2012 Elizabeth Park, 2013 Pope Park, 2014 Colt Park.

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merch booth With your help, Night Fall highlights the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople and fairly compensating them for their work.

Your support in making this project a reality is greatly appreciated. Every Night Fall backer will be lovingly thanked on our web site. We also value your encouragement and cheers, your Facebook posts and tweets.

Night Fall is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Night Fall must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Blanket seatingWould you like to be front row center for Night Fall 2015?

Reservations for blanket seating will begin in August. A limited amount of hand-sewn blanket seating for four people is yours for the contribution of $115. Click
here to join our mailing list to be informed when blanket seating becomes available.


Night Fall has partnered with our friends Sandbox Arts for official Night Fall merchandise - awesome prints and tees you won't find anywhere else!
Order yours now!

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squirrels love youThank you to Night Fall 2014

City of Hartford
Connecticut Office of the Arts
Vermont Community Foundation

Our generous donors:

Allen Ambrose, Anonymous, Karen Brovard, Sara Bronin, Valerie Budil, Ellen Clarke, Audrey Conrad, Lynn Ferrari, Thomas J. Foran, Freed Marcroft LLC, Emily Gianquinto, Susan Harvey, Richard & Beverly Hughes, Jacques Lamarre, Marie Lavendier, Louis Lista & The Pond House Café, Nancy Macy, Lynne and Bill McCauley, Marjorie Morrissey, Judy Mourad, Marcey & Robert Muñoz, Thomas Pascouche, Steven Pelletiere, Ellen Robinson & James Condren, Sara Rothenberger, Joseph Rubin, Heather Scerra & Thomas Oakes, Virginia Seeley, Michelle Sinnott, Janet Sinnott, Paul Spirito & Sarah Poriss, Bill Stapleton, Richard Stillson, Carolyn Tertes, Diane Whitney, Will K. Wilkins

In kind support from:

Amor Catering, Dan Blow & Larry Wilhelm, Dave Mourad, The Dirt Salon, Hartford Prints, The Metropolitan District, Real Art Ways, Scapegoat Garden, Connecticut Audio & Theatrical Supply

Our community partners:

Mark Twain House, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, MECA, Grace Academy, Richard J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Magnet Middle School, The Open Hearth, Los Amigos Softball League, Friends of Colt Park

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credit: Bill Morgan credit: Bill Morgan credit: Bill Morgan credit: LaschPhoto credit: LaschPhoto credit: LaschPhoto credit: David Borawski

– for additional materials and information about Night Fall or Anne Cubberly please contact Robin Zaleski at 860-841-1299, or email


Night Fall At Colt Park (photo gallery,, October 12, 2014)

With Forum, Donovan And Marathon, Hartford Was Hopping
(Hartford Courant, October 13, 2014)

Magic Comes to Colt Park at Night Fall (Hartford Courant, October 6, 2014)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named Best Artist in Hartford Magazine's Best of Hartford Winners 2014 (Hartford Magazine, May 2014)

Anne Cubberly – "Hartford Has Her" (Hartford Preservation Alliance Blog, February 17, 2014)

Night Fall Celebrates Changing Of Seasons At Pope Park (Hartford Courant, October 10, 2013)

Hartford's Underground Arts Scene (Hartford Magazine, September, 2013)

Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
(Hartford Courant, July 19, 2013)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named One of Hartford Magazine's Players: Best of Hartford Winners 2013
(Hartford Magazine, May 2013)

Hartford Bucket List Challenge 2013! (Yelp Hartford, March 2013)

Photos: Night Fall Hartford (, October 2012)

Ten Photos of "Night Fall"
(Hartford Courant, To Wit, October 14, 2012)

See Anne Cubberly's Night Fall on Oct. 13 in Hartford's Elizabeth Park (, October 8, 2012)

Dreams, Vision And Inspiration: What Drives An Artist? (WNPR, Colin McEnroe Show, September 24, 2012)

Hartford Arts Community Brings Wonder To Autumn (Seasons Magazine, Fall 2012)

Night Fall - Celebrate the Season With the Arts (Hartford Woman Online, August 2012)

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Night Fall
is thrilled to celebrate 2015 in Keney Park in Hartford's historic Norh End. Specifics coming soon.


More information coming soon.



bike valetNight Fall encourages you to bike to the park and park your bike with our Bike Valet! The valet is free of charge. Your bike will be under the watchful eyes of our volunteers throughout the performance. Bicycles only please, see
parking, above for info on parking your car, truck, motorcycle or spaceship.

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seating info Seating at Night Fall is as close to nature as you can get – on the lawn. Seating is first come, first served. There are no bad seats and you may want to bring something to sit on; blanket seating is closest to the stage with chair seating behind. (There are no chairs or stools in the Blanket Area.)

For those who need assistance to reach the playing area, volunteers are on hand to assist in transport to our reserved Accessibility viewing area.

And if you want to really be up close and personal, consider supporting Night Fall by reserving a blanket.

Past performances have been standing room only, so we encourage you to arrive early. Bring a picnic supper or purchase a snack from one of the food trucks parked nearby. But please help keep Keney Park beautiful by taking your trash with you when you leave.

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Be a part of the show before the show! Night Fall welcomes you to join our workshops to create lanterns, costumes, and more. Workshops are fun, family-friendly and always free!

Dates & details coming soon.

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we love volunteers Help out at a neighborhood workshop, assist in making costumes or props, distribute posters and flyers, or be a helper the night of the show. Contact us for more information. Night Fall is only possible with community support.

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